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What I Learned from Having Sex with My Husband for 40 Days Straight

It all started with a birthday present.<p>I'm probably a lot like you: the pace of my days usually rivals the speed of light. And, unfortunately, sex got pushed to the bottom of my to-do list. Luckily, just as my 13-year marriage was poised for a nosedive, I came up with an idea that resurrected my …

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Paranormal

35 Signs You're in a Toxic Relationship | Inc.com

No relationship is perfect, in the personal or the business sphere. But for the most part, a good relationship makes you feel secure, happy, cared for, respected, and free to be yourself.<p>On the other side of the coin are toxic relationships--the ones that make you feel drained, depleted, and …

Self-help

The Part You're Missing About Manifesting True Love

This post goes out to you if you're single or if you're settling with someone who's just not doing it for you.<p>What does it mean to "call in true love"?<p>Where do you find your "one"?<p>Maybe, like Santa, you've made your list and checked it twice: Smart, Kind, Handsome, Generous, Good with kids, Funny...<p>…

The Difference Between Dating a Boy and Dating a Real Man

<i>Photo by Rafael Pavarott</i><p>Friends will often come to me for advice. "How do I know if he's <i>the one</i> for me?" "How do I know if he's the guy to settle down with?"<p>For them and for myself, the thought of committing our whole life to one person can be rather unnerving. Because we are at this point in our …

Relationships

Why I Never Fight With My Wife

I never fight with my wife. Never. Neither should you.<p>Despite what you may have read in a book, heard from a marriage expert or believe from watching other couples (or even your own relationship) fighting is not inevitable in marriage. You can have a beautiful, healthy and ridiculously happy …

Divorce

Islamic State leader Baghdadi goads West in rare audio statement

In what is believed to be his first public message in seven months, Isil chief warns Israel attacks are imminent<p>The leader of the self-declared Islamic State issued a defiant message to the West, warning “crusaders” not to dare fight on his turf.<p>In a rare public statement - his first in seven …

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>And just like that, it's December again - a time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the disproportionately long things that …

What's Driving the Plunge in Oil Prices

Back in 2013, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Crude oil price benchmark was around $110. It’s plunged pretty steadily since the middle of last …

Oil

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

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Travel

'Devil's Drug': Flakka Is Driving Florida Insane

An emergency room doctor calls it as "five-dollar insanity." A rehab director says it's the "devil's drug."<p>On the street, it's known as flakka — a synthetic crystal imported from China that is wreaking havoc in South Florida and threatening to spread its misery and profits across the country.<p>It's …

Fort Lauderdale

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

National Parks

You Can Pre-Order the Suitcase That Won Kickstarter

It's officially the most funded luggage campaign in the site's history.<p>Prepare for some serious suitcase envy: after launching their Kickstarter campaign in October 2015, the company behind the bag, Travel-Light, raised more than $3.3 million, far over their initial $125,000 goal. In other words: …

Crowd Funding

Evangelical college suspends tenured professor for saying Christians & Muslims “worship the same God,” echoing pope

Wheaton College put the hijab-wearing Dr. Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave citing “theological implications”<p>An Evangelical Christian college suspended a tenured professor for insisting that Christians and Muslims "worship the same God," echoing the pope.<p>Dr. Larycia Alaine Hawkins is an …

Religion

The 4 most common relationship problems — and how to fix them

Most of the people giving advice don't know the research. So where are the real answers?<p>I decided to call an expert: Dr. John Gottman.<p>You might remember him as the researcher in Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink" who, after just a few minutes, could predict whether a couple would end up divorced.<p>John is a …

Self-help

7 Things Your Wife Isn't Telling You She Needs

What does your wife need to be truly content in your marriage?<p>We asked marriage therapists and relationship coaches to share the most common things women say they need from their spouses. Here's what they had to say:<p><b>1. Women want a spouse who's aware of their wants and needs.</b><p>Awareness isn't simply …

Text Messaging

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid at All Costs | Inc.com

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact they have on those around them, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Signs You're In Love With A Narcopath

<i>By Allison Zapata</i><p>What do you get when you cross a sociopath with a narcissist? The least funny joke and the worst kind of hybrid: a narcissistic sociopath, narcopath for short. Both a narcissist and sociopath have an inflated sense of how important they are, as well as a constant need for praise …

Could U.S.-Russia Tensions Go Nuclear?

Believe it or not, hair-trigger launch alerts are still with us—and perhaps even more dangerous than during the Cold War.<p>The Russian warplane recently shot down inside Turkey’s border with Syria fits a pattern of brinkmanship and inadvertence that is raising tensions and distrust between Russia and …

Geopolitics

What’s the matter with Belgium?

After the terrible attacks two weeks ago in Paris, the media spotlight switched to a newly discovered source of <i>jihadi</i> radicalism: Belgium. Who knew? Known mainly for its Eurocrats, chocolate and <i>moules frites</i>, little Belgium is also the <i>jihadi</i> capital of Europe. It has contributed more foreign …